Dom Rep points to increased trade with Haiti

Friday, June 22, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The government of the Dominican Republic says trade with neighbouring Haiti has surpassed last year's figure of US$800 million.

This was disclosed by Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas in a recent address at a panel on “Dominican foreign policy towards Haiti”.

According to Vargas, Haiti is one of the three leading trading parters with the Dominican Republic and his ministry aims to cooperate with its economic and social development, as well as create jobs and well-being in both countries.

“The country today promotes a competitive and dynamic diplomacy capable of promoting trade, foreign investment and tourism, which is a challenge for the government.”

Prior to the panel, Haiti Embassy commercial attaché Miousemine Celestin praised the foreign ministry's initiative and expressed the need to seek changes to deal with the problems along the border.

She however noted that more needs to be done to effectively control the flow of merchandise and raise revenue in both countries.

“The two countries have to place controls, they have to continue to develop the economy, we must act (and) look for ways to raise funds,” she said.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus